I’m Not Sure Brett Favre Had Political Calculus in Golfing With Donald Trump

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Brett Favre golfed with President Donald Trump over the weekend, and it made national news. Favre, obviously the former Super Bowl champion and three-time MVP with the Green Bay Packers, is popular in Wisconsin, a swing state in the election. So, he’s someone it would make sense for President Trump to get publicity in associating with, but I wouldn’t be so sure there were political motivations on Favre’s side of the equation.

In full disclosure, I’m a big Packers fan and still love Brett Favre even after what was a complicated end of his tenure in Green Bay. However, in that vein of observing him for the last 25+ years, my best guess is that he just saw it as a really cool opportunity to play golf with the President of the United States, regardless of whom or what political party he belonged to.

The news cycle moves really fast, but it’s barely been a month since Favre drew the ire of Trump supporters by comparing Colin Kaepernick to Pat Tillman. Favre later walked back the idea that this was a direct comparison, but his praise for Kaepernick as a hero stood.

Favre has made a few political endorsements in the past, but they were all in his home state of Mississippi. I can’t find an example of his supporting a national candidate.

So, I’ll hold that it’s possible that Favre did intend to tacitly support President Trump by golfing with him over the weekend, but my instinct is that this was not the case.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. I think it’s ridiculous that these ever become stories. Regardless of who the president is, if they ask me to golf with them, I’m going to go. Who wouldn’t want ~4hrs with the most power person in the world?

  2. While the loons on left leave Milwaukee a “mostly peaceful” post protest nightmare later, in August, the photo of Favre’s skinny legs and Trump will remain in the memories of all of Wisconsin’s voters.


  3. It’s stupid that this has to be A Story, but it has for me been a useful litmus test for people. If you were for or against Favre when he said what he said about kapernick and dumbfounded at this story…well you may want to rein yourself in and be more moderate.

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